At Monrovia Memorial our highest priority is the safety and comfort of our patients. If your doctor refers you to our Long Term Acute Care (LTACH) services, it’s normal to have questions about your care.
Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about our Long Term Acute Care program.
If you have any other questions or concerns please to do not hesitate to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have never heard of the Monrovia Memorial Long Term Acute Care program before, what is it?
Monrovia Memorial is licensed as an acute care hospital with a special designation under Medicare as a Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). As an LTACH, we are a specialized hospital, able to focus on medically complex long term acute care patients. Most of our patients have multiple illnesses that require aggressive, interdisciplinary hospital level care with an extended recovery time.
Does Monrovia Memorial have the same level of care as my short term acute care current hospital?
As a fully licensed and nationally accredited acute care hospital, Monrovia Memorial has the same level of care as larger acute care hospitals. The main differences are that we do not have an emergency room; all patients must be referred to our care by their physicians. Also, our patients require an extended recovery time (usually two to four weeks) to help manage their illnesses. Our expert staff at Monrovia Memorial Hospital is highly skilled in caring for these specific types of medically complex patients who have more serious, long-term health issues requiring specialized attention.
Why can’t I stay at my current short term acute care hospital?
Short-term hospitals specialize in short term illnesses. They are perfect for patients with acute conditions who can recover quickly. Those patients who have more serious illnesses and are more medically complex, require longer term acute care from a specialized hospital.
How do I get admitted to your Monrovia Memorial Hospital?
One of our experienced Case Managers will receive an order from your physician recommending an evaluation for transfer to Monrovia Memorial Hospital. Our Case managers will come to your bedside and evaluate your current state of health. After talking with you and your family about the benefits of Monrovia Memorial and confirming that the hospital can meet your clinical needs, you will make a decision with your physician about whether or not to transfer.
Can I keep my same physician?
If your physician is on staff at Monrovia Memorial, then you can keep your same physician. Attending physicians are required to see their patients at least once a day. If your physician is not able to follow you, then he or she can recommend a colleague who is on staff. Our staff will continue to provide your physician with updates of your health status.